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In modern industry, hundreds of millions of horizontal process pumps move fluids. The larger of these, typically pumps in ranges above 500 kilowatts (kW), incorporate sliding bearings.

Some will know from their experience with automobiles that thicker oils, such as Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) 30, are more appropriate for warm summer months.

Bearings are a vital component in the wastewater industry.

The Himalayan Mountains tower over some of the most rugged terrain and harshest climate conditions on the planet.

Minimizing pump downtime directly affects the bottom line.

For any bearing used in rotating machinery, applying best maintenance practices and using the correct enabling tools can help contribute to maximum bearing service life.

Many industries use variable frequency drives (VFDs) with induction motors.

Minimizing pump downtime directly affects the bottom line.

A multistage BB5 diffuser machine in oil transfer service in the Middle East had been in operation for many years without problems.

Within the oil and gas industry, the rotating shafts of equipment—such as pumps, motors, compressors, gearboxes and turbines—perform an essential function in both upstream and downstream applicati

Few industries can tolerate the unscheduled downtime of critical equipment. In refinery operations, it can have particularly serious implications.

Active magnetic bearing (AMB) reliability and availability levels have surpassed oil bearings after 10 years of technological advancements.

Bearing currents occur in specific motor and drive installations and can lead to motor fatigue and failure.

Misalignment is a frequent cause of rolling bearing failure. It can cause cage fracture, which will result in seizure of the bearing, pump failure and costly downtime.

Bearings in centrifugal pumps support hydraulic loads imposed on t

With more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, Lukoil, a Russian oil and gas business, aspired to expand its oil and gas fields.

When pumping river or well water, abrasive particles—such as sand and other debris—erode hardware quickly. This leads to poor performance and costly, frequent repairs.

When a representative from a local distributor noticed a large amount of oil leaking from a semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) mill gearbox at a copper mill, he decided that a permanent solution to th

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